John Salomon believes Watford Ladies are “in for a very tough game” when they travel to fellow FA Women’s Super League 2 side tomorrow for the fourth round of the FA Women’s Cup but is confident about the Golden Girls’ prospects.
It will be the second match in the competition for Watford, after a 5-1 win at West Ham in the previous round.
Last season saw Watford and Sunderland share the spoils in two tightly contested league games, as they battled to finish first in the Premier League National Division.
“We know we are in for a very tough game, Sunderland were outstanding last season and deservedly won the league,” said Salomon.
“We did very well to get two draws against them last season, but we had to work incredibly hard for those results and Sunday will be no different.”
Recent pre-season performances have been impressive and will see the side go into the game at the Hetton Centre full of confidence.
“I’m really pleased with our preparation,” explained Salomon. “We played a game behind closed doors last weekend and that game has given the players a huge boost going into this weekend’s match.
“Everyone is very positive at the moment. The players are working exceptionally hard and they are really starting to come together again as the unified force that produced consistent, high standard performances last season.”
Tomorrow’s tie kicks off at 1pm.